Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

1888 - 1969

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

Joseph Patrick Kennedy (September 6, 1888 – November 18, 1969) was an American businessman, investor and politician known for his high-profile positions in United States government and for the political and other achievements of his children. Kennedy was born to a political family in East Boston, Massachusetts. He made a large fortune as a stock market and commodity investor and later rolled over his profits by investing in real estate and a wide range of business industries across the United States. During World War I, he was an assistant general manager of a Boston area Bethlehem Steel shipyard; through this position, he became acquainted with Franklin D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. has received more than 4,911,977 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,690th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. ranks 2,672 out of 14,801Before him are Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, Otto III, Duke of Bavaria, William Longsword, Agis IV, Mentuhotep IV, and Gotthard Kettler. After him are Canute VI of Denmark, Sun Hao, Ali al-Sistani, Shalmaneser I, Constantius Gallus, and Hiram I.

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Among people born in 1888, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. ranks 39Before him are Ossip Zadkine, Josef Albers, Inge Lehmann, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Ernst Kretschmer, and Georges Bernanos. After him are Oskar Schlemmer, Richard E. Byrd, Vladimir K. Zworykin, Carin Göring, Katherine Mansfield, and John Foster Dulles. Among people deceased in 1969, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. ranks 28Before him are Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Sonja Henie, Arthur Friedenreich, Witold Gombrowicz, Boris Karloff, and Dominique Pire. After him are Princess Alice of Battenberg, B. Traven, Itzhak Stern, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Wacław Sierpiński, and Allen Dulles.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. ranks 848 out of 12,171Before him are Stanley Donen (1924), Murray Rothbard (1926), Leon Festinger (1919), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), Danny DeVito (1944), and Joseph McCarthy (1908). After him are Harrison Schmitt (1935), Jackie Robinson (1919), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Willie Nelson (1933), Solomon Northup (1808), and Ed O'Neill (1946).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. ranks 71Before him are Chester A. Arthur (1829), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), Colin Powell (1937), Eliot Ness (1903), Boris Johnson (1964), and Joseph McCarthy (1908). After him are John Sherman (1823), Bill de Blasio (1961), Nancy Pelosi (1940), Barbara Bush (1925), Dred Scott (1795), and Éamon de Valera (1882).